Pumpkin stain, just by itself, is actually quite easy to remove. But, combine it with milk, cream and/or eggs however, and you get a pretty persistent stain in your hands. Do not fret, you can easily remove any kind of pumpkin stain on your baby's clothes, all it takes are the right tools and know-how.
First things first, gather all the things you will need. To remove pumpkin stains from your baby clothes, you will need the following:
It is best to catch the stains while they are still fresh and has not set yet. It will be much easier to remove stains that way.
To get started, scrape off any remaining chunks of pumpkin from your baby's clothing using a dull knife and then flush the stained area with cold water.
Next, pre-treat the stained area of your baby's garment using a pre-wash stain remover. Prewash stain removers or pre-treatments are often enzyme based. Only opt for enzyme-based stain remover. Work the stain remover or pretreatment into the stained area by rubbing the product into the fabric using your fingers.
Let the stain remover set on that stained area for at least an hour. Letting the product set for several hours longer is even better because it takes a while for the enzymes to loosen up the stains.
After an hour or several hours, scrub the stain remover or pre-treatment using a soft brush. Once you are done with that pour in a tiny amount of laundry detergent and work that into the stained area of the fabric as well.
After that wash the pumpkin stained baby clothes on the normal cycle with the hottest water that the garment material can tolerate so do not forget to check the care instructions.
Once the cycle is complete, take the garment out of your washing machine and then inspect the stained area carefully before you pop it into the dryer to check if any stains persist. The high heat in the dryer cold set the stains.
If there are stains still remaining on the garment fabric, blot the stained area with rubbing alcohol. Pour a bit of alcohol on a soft cloth and use it that to blot the stains. If the stains do not come off with rubbing alcohol, use white wine vinegar to blot the area.
Once the stain is removed, wash the garment again to take out any residue from the rubbing alcohol or white wine vinegar.
Again, one the cycle is complete, remove the clothing from the washing machine to check if the stains are completely removed before putting it into the dryer.